ZEUS Dividend

OLYMPIC STEEL dividend

Although ZEUS has a dividend of 0.02 with an ex-dividend date of Aug 31, you can sell covered calls on OLYMPIC STEEL to create 12 extra dividend type payments per year to boost its yield. Let's look at some recent prices (last updated Fri 4:16 PM ET):

OLYMPIC STEEL (ZEUS)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
20.83 22.18 20.99 -0.01 114K 8.0 0.2B

ZEUS Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With ZEUS at 20.99, here's a table showing how big the annual "dividend" (ie. total annual call premium received) would need to be to attain 3%, 5%, and 10% annual yields. Also shown is the equivalent number of cents/day necessary to achieve each yield:

Annual Yield Annual Premium Cents/Day
3% 0.63 0.2
5% 1.05 0.3
10% 2.10 0.6

So now we need to find out of the money covered calls that pay at least the prescribed cents/day amount of time premium. That will generate income and, because they are out of the money, leave room for some upside potential on the stock. Here are some examples:

3% Yield On ZEUS Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Sep 21 22.50 0.40 36 1.1 0.32 (1.5%)
Oct 19 25.00 0.20 64 0.3 2.82 (13.4%)
5% Yield On ZEUS Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Sep 21 22.50 0.40 36 1.1 0.32 (1.5%)
Oct 19 25.00 0.20 64 0.3 2.82 (13.4%)
10% Yield On ZEUS Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Sep 21 22.50 0.40 36 1.1 0.32 (1.5%)
Oct 19 22.50 0.75 64 1.2 0.32 (1.5%)

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